Small changes

After several years with no changes to prices at Aspire Lactation, I have needed to increase my fees slightly due to rising costs of supplies, fuel and banking.  All active clients (seen within the last three weeks) will still have old pricing with regards to follow-up appointments.

Fees will now be:

Initial Home Visit: $185 ($200 for twins)

Follow-up Home visit: $100 ($120 for twins)

Antenatal home visit: $120

Package (antenatal, initial and followup): $340 ($365 for twins)

Initial Office visit $170 ($185 for twins)

Follow-up Office: $90 (Twins $110)

Antenatal Office: $110

For more information on what is included in your fee, please visit the drop down menu under Services and click on the link you are interested in.

Office Consults

Office consults are another way for families to see me, and for those who live further away than where I travel to.  Because of space, siblings will not be able to attend this visit, however you are welcome to bring your support person (e.g. partner) with you to the appointment.

Initial visit: $170 (Twins $185)

Follow-up: $90 (Twins $110)

Antenatal: $110

We’re coming back, baby!

So our last baby has turned one, it’s time to dust off my bag of tricks and get back out to see mums and babies again.

There will be a few tweaks to the practice while I get used to working and running after TWO school kids and a toddler. How on earth did that happen so fast?!

For now, I will do close to Tarragindi local visits so I minimise travel time away from the family.  Secondly, we are working on renovating an office at home so I can see more mums who live further away.  You can still come to see me in your PJs, I promise I won’t judge!

For now, prices will remain the same as in 2015, but I may review this later in the year.  Office visits will be cheaper when they are up and running.

Thank you for your patience while I had time off with Pippa. It was longer than I thought, but I had some challenges with Pippa being quite a complex baby with multiple food allergies – happy to say we are still breastfeeding :)

Best wishes


Naomi Drew IBCLC

Naomi Drew IBCLC Aspire Lactation


Naomi Drew IBCLC Aspire Lactation


Maternity leave

To all my valued clients

I will be on maternity leave commencing December 2015. At this stage I do not have a concrete return date to private practice lactation consulting but I will let you know when in 2016 I am back and open for business.  I am hoping to start with office consults at my home in Tarragindi while I transition back to work with a baby.  Watch this space!

Any past clients are still welcome to contact me via text or email if they are seeking some further IBCLC input and I have several IBCLC colleagues in Brisbane I can refer you on to.

Best wishes to you all, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your families.

Kind regards






IBCLCs are ethical

Recently, I read a mother said she was told by a medical professional that “lactation consultants” refer tongue tied babies to dentists/doctors to get commissions. I was shocked. Horrified.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.  

An IBCLC is ethically bound to uphold the values of a profession that has been around for over 30 years. Our code stipulates that we: “…avoid conflicts of interest…[and]….(e)nsure that commercial considerations do not influence professional judgment.”  For more information, please see IBLCE’s website (our registering body). If we were to benefit from referrals, this would be in conflict with our code.

As an IBCLC, I work with or use the input and wisdom of a range of health professionals – from Doctors, Dentists, Speech pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, possibly more I have forgotten. Sometimes when I visit you and your baby, other issues are noted that are out of the scope of practice of an IBCLC (or also in my case as a registered nurse). This is where getting the opinion and/or treatment from those I refer to, will ensure you and your baby get the best of care.  

When you see an IBCLC, you are seeing someone who is accountable and has guidelines on what we can and cannot do (and we have awesome standards to keep our education up to date too!). If you are considering seeing someone who was a “lapsed” IBCLC or is just calling themselves a “LC”, how do you know they will maintain the ethical standards that guide their practice? Who are they accountable to if they are not registered with anyone for lactation care?

You can always ask to see the IBCLC’s registration number and check they are still registered here

Feel free to check I’m on the registry :)

New locations covered in Brisbane South

Brisbane Mums have spoken!

I keep getting calls from beyond my 15-20 minute travel range.  There’s a need for lactation consultant help and I want to reach these mums! So I’m headed further out to mums based in Mount Cotton, Logan, Browns Plains, Forest and Springfield Lakes area, all the way up to the Brisbane river. Anyone inside this boundary has no extra travel fee in their lactation consultant appointment. If you are outside this region, give me a ring because for a small extra fee I may still be able to visit you.

Many of my clients are locals from Moorooka, Tarragindi, Annerley, Coorparoo and Greenslopes.  Don’t worry, local mums,  I’ll still be here to help you out with breastfeeding issues so you can get back on track with breastfeeding.

Naomi Drew – Aspire Lactation.  Breastfeeding support for Mums and babies in Brisbane South.